Pere-lachaise CemeteryCurrently Closed
- Address: 16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +33-155258210
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Cemetery
No time for the dead to rest! You will find the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery swarming with tourists on any given day. Home to some celebrated graves like those of Oscar Wilde, Piaf, Hausmann, Chopin and of course the crowd puller, Jim Morrison, this cemetery is as busy as any other sight in Paris. And rightly so. Set on a lush green rolling hill and measuring close to 50 hectares, the cemetery has beautiful mausoleums and graves. Some of them are from the World War 2 period and a few are also of Nazi victims. Their stories are moving and remind us of times where life wasn’t as easy as now. If you wish, you can grab some flowers from the nearby florist to pay respects to your favourite dead.
- It’s better to download a map of the cemetery before you visit the site. Or you can take a picture of the static map at the entrance.
- Wear comfortable shoes for your visit as the path is uneven.
- Nearest Metro: Phillipe Auguste. To reach the cemetery, Metro line 3 is the most convenient, alight at Pere Lachaise or Gambetta.
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4.49% of people who visit Paris include Pere-lachaise Cemetery in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
36.8% of people start their Pere-lachaise Cemetery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pere-lachaise Cemetery
93.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pere-lachaise Cemetery
We were staying nearby so thought we'd visit the cemetery for a walk on our last day in Paris - it's not a typical tourist site but makes for an interesting trip. We bought a map at the entrance for 2.50 euro and only covered the north west quadrant in the time we were there. It is large and you could spend all day there if you're really keen. It was interesting to see the grave sites of some famous historical figures and also just to wander around and look at the variety of stones and adornments.
The world’s most visited cemetery was founded in 1804, and initially attracted few funerals because of its distance from the city centre. The authorities responded by exhuming famous remains and resettling them here. Their marketing ploy worked and Cimetière du Père Lachaise has been Paris’ most fashionable final address ever since.
My wife and I love touring cemeteries wherever we travel and I think this has to be our favorite cemetery. This was our second trip to the cemetery and we listened to the Rick Steves walking tour of the cemetery. That proved to be very helpful in finding all of the famous grave sites we wanted to see.
I never thought visiting the cemetery could such be a wonderful experience of my life. It was nice and beautiful to see the century old history at one place. It was very peaceful, the air was fresh and looking the tombstones, it's dates was really fascinating... Highly recommended!!
Very, very beautiful and calm place. I came to see Chopin grave but there's so much more!